[stahr-berd, -bawrd, -bohrd]
the right-hand side of or direction from a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.
of or pertaining or located to the starboard.
toward the right side.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to turn (the helm) to starboard.

before 900; Middle English sterbord (noun), Old English stēorbord, equivalent to stēor steering (see steer1) + bord side (see board) Unabridged
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starboard (ˈstɑːbəd, -ˌbɔːd)
1.  Compare port the right side of an aeroplane or vessel when facing the nose or bow
2.  relating to or on the starboard
3.  to turn or be turned towards the starboard
[Old English stēorbord, literally: steering side, from stēor steering paddle + bord side; see steer1, board; from the fact that boats were formerly steered by a paddle held over the right-hand side]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. steorbord, lit. "side on which a vessel was steered," from steor- "rudder, steering paddle" + bord "ship's side." Cf. O.N. stjornborði, Low Ger. stürbord, Ger. Steuerbord. Early Germanic peoples' boats were propelled and steered by a paddle on the right side. Fr. tribord (O.Fr. estribord),
It. stribordo are Gmc. loan-words.
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Example sentences
It now lies intact on is starboard side on the sandy sea bottom.
Port and starboard aspect averages at each generator combination for each speed are shown.
The resulting induced velocity at the wing is found to be constant from the port wingtip to the starboard wingtip.
Explosions ruptured a starboard tank, and led to the flooding of the engine space.
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